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UNLV Runnin' Rebels eye tilt with UC-Santa Barbara Tuesday

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The Runnin' Rebels kicked off their season with a 67-48 win over Portland State Friday night at the Thomas & Mack. (FOX5) The Runnin' Rebels kicked off their season with a 67-48 win over Portland State Friday night at the Thomas & Mack. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

In order to go 2-0 on the young season, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels have to get through the Gauchos of University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday.

The men's basketball team was helped in its season opener on Friday by Roscoe Smith and Khem Birch, who both notched double-doubles in a 67-48 win against Portland State.

The matchup versus the Gauchos of the Big West Conference is the second of six straight home games to open the season for UNLV.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center and it will be broadcast on Cox Cable channel 96 and ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM.

The UC-Santa Barbara game serves as the back-end of a doubleheader between the men's and women's teams.

The Lady Rebels host Brigham Young University at 4 p.m. inside Cox Pavilion.

For more on Tuesday's game, you can visit UNLVRebels.com.

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